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Opinions on puppys

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by CooljoeGoodie, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. CooljoeGoodie

    CooljoeGoodie Big Dog

    Let's say that you had a few dogs on your yard and you bred your female to one of your male.When the puppies were born,would you let nature take it's course or would you step in and why
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  2. Bullyson

    Bullyson CH Dog

    Just a little bit of advice...Look around the forum before you post new threads and make sure you're not beating a dead horse. Thanks. ;)
  3. CooljoeGoodie

    CooljoeGoodie Big Dog

    Forget it then,I know I should have seen if it was already posted,but...
  4. miakoda

    miakoda GRCH Dog

    I would be glad to answer your question, however I find it's too broad. What kind of circumstances are we talking about?

    Have I bottle raised pups? Yes. Have I bottle raised runts? Yes. Have I nursed an ill pup? Yes. If I had a pup born with a serious defect or one that would affect it's quality of life would I put it down? Yes.

    Be more specific and you might get more answers. ;)
  5. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 CH Dog

    I think they might be asking if you would take a hand in the birth, or just let the female handle it. If it were me, I would definitely be there, if for no other reason than to help out if needed. I would also have my vet on standby in case of emergencies.
  6. CooljoeGoodie

    CooljoeGoodie Big Dog

    Well,I was talking with some guys and some say that back in the old days,that if they didn't have the will to live,that they didn't want them anyway,so I was wondering how others felt about weak pups and whatnot.
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    This is a very sticky subject but I'll give you some information on what I know from both sides of the fence.

    Some old dogmen don't like weak pups in a litter because they take away from litter mates and it puts more stress on the brood bitch. Some brood Bitches will push pups away and let them die and that is what she wants! My mentor has a bitch that will only raise 3 pups at a time even if she has 10 or she has 5 she will only raise 3 and the others are culled and disposed of properly. She has been bred enough times that this is all she is willing to keep but the offspring she does raise are well worth the adversity!

    In some cases the mother sets up infection and can't provide for the pups and thats where you step in and bottle feed. I have raised a few litters ranging from 2 days old and they were strong and healthy. Abby, Chico, and Whitehead are all on my yard today from this litter. My pal has Lucy, and I gave two away. Six in the litter and me and the wife raised them 24/7 until they could eat on their own. The pups were small and I thought we were going to lose them but we kept them warm fat and happy.

    It depends on the situation and are you are willing to sacrifice for them as their mother would do. Don't do a breeding unless you are willing to be the primary care giver if momma gives up or medical conditions don't allow her to be a quality mother. Slick

  8. Good advice right there!

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